A few years back, Hi-Hog Farm & Ranch Equipment launched a neck extender — but since then, have made some improvements with the launch of the head holder.
The issue with the neck extender, says Myron Wigness of Hi-Hog Farm & Ranch Equipment, was that you are operating it with every animal, even if you didn’t have to catch the head.
“So you’re swinging way more iron than you had to swing. So with our new head holder, unless there’s a reason to catch that animal by the head, you can just leave it tipped and it’s not in your way,” he explains.
The head holder has a fluid hydraulic lock on it, allowing it to run smoothly when you want to get an animal’s head positioned in it.
“It’s very good for your tagging, tattooing, working on eyes, anything where you need exceptional control over the head.”
The head holder is a two-bolt retrofit, says Wigness, which can be retrofitted to any Hi-Hog shoot dated back to 1992.
Check out the full conversation with Wigness, at Canada’s Farm Show at Regina, Sask., below: